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Jimmy Choos spice up your feet and help the pups

13 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Saturday afternoon lots of Jimmy Choos have been walked off by many passionate fashionistas in private reception room in Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria. The invite-only event attracted shoe lovers and media (one doesn’t exclude the other), for the trend presentation by Karen Sommer Shalett, Editor-in-Chief of DC Magazine, and a chance to win a pair of Jimmys! Light bites and champagne were served. Ten percent of sales benefited Washington Humane Society.

"I love you both but I only have one set of feet"

Karen Sommer Shalett andKristin J.Ikenson of DC magazine

from trendy...

...to sexy

bites on a plate

sparkles on a rd carpet

April Jones Firoozabadi of MyDCStyle (right) with a friend Sumita Pradhan

Sophie Pyle of "Guest of a Guest" hard working

Heather Shaw Menis of Saks Fifth Avenue and moi (thank you Sophie Pyle for the shot)

 

Siriano shares the runway with 14 DC designers, resulting 30,000.00 raised

26 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On October 21, Pink Jams! hosted “Pink rocks the runway” to raise awareness and funds to help women under 40 beat breast cancer.

Atrium in Ronald Reagan Building was filled with colorful lights, dressed up crowd and live music by “Charm City Devils”. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were all around to heat up the anticipation.

Fourteen young survivors “strut their stuff” on the runway, rocking pink outfits specifically made for this event by DC local designers. After each model in pink owned it, “Pink tie guy” took the shift diluting femininity with masculinity.  Finally, so anxiously awaited Christian Siriano‘s collection hit the runway. Fourth season “Project runway” winner Siriano brought to his hometown his whole Spring-Summer 2012 collection (over 30 outfits!). He wowed the crowd with polished corals and lime greens, as well as ruffled neutrals. His lavished, never restrained or modest looks are now recognizable and loved throughout the country.

As a conclusion of the event, Pink Jams!’ President Christa Floresca, flanked by Siriano and Doughty, presented a check for 30 thousand dollars to former First Lady of Washington, DC, Michelle Cross Fenty, for the Capital Breast Care Center.

Guests completed themselves with generously filled swags and lanced to official afterparty  at Hard Rock Cafe.

Pink Jams! intrigued everybody by promising not less exciting program for 2012, and there is no reason not to believe them!

Local designers represented (in order of appearance):

Dennya

Aidah

Booshie Designs

Maven, LLC

Chez Kevito

Tsyndyma

Estella Couture

Elizabeth St.John

Natalia Sanz

Walish Gooshe

Tashia Senn

Studio D’Maxsi

Punk Rock Bride

Kenny “KAS” Flanagan

Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for the next one! Don’t forget to see whole gallery of 166 images!

Finale walk

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Key to the cure – thirteen annual, and very lucky

23 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Four levels of Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase were buzzled up on October 20. Once again SFA and Suburban Hospital combined their resources in fight against women’s cancers. Twelve Survivor Honorees were in attendance and paid tribute for.

At the entrance, you might buy raffle “keys” ($50 each or three for $100) and then get a chance to open (if it fits!) the treasure chest with fabulous prizes.

About 20 restaurants and caterers presented their creations for guests to enjoy, and feast seemed to never end.

Key Photo Memories had never rested, and beautiful models in Saks up-to-date outfits were roaming around for you to rest eyes on.

Special Key To The Cure t-shirts (long sleeved) designed by Elie Tahari were available for sale on each level. If you did not have a chance to do it then, you still can purchase it online right here.

Enjoy some pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery of 74.

anticipation by the Treasure Chest!

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Brooks Brothers now in Georgetown

10 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

October 5 was marked by Brooks Brothers‘ Grand opening in Georgetown. Spacious three stores of goodness were flooded with excited crowd well past designated hour. Cocktails, shopping, mingling, pool (the one with balls and no water), relevant DJ music… Can you wish more for a Wednesday night? A portion of the proceeds from the evening sales was donated to Trust For The National Mall.

Pictures will say few thousand words. Enjoy, and don’t forget to visit whole gallery of 70.

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Pink Jams! is bringing Siriano in October

09 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Annapolis native and “Project Runway Season 4″ winner Christian Siriano is coming to DC on October 21. Pink Jams!‘ special project Pink Rocks The Runway an annual breast cancer awareness fashion show, is making it happen. Young breast cancer survivors will wear pink couture by local DC designers, – dresses,  they have collaborated on for months, and Christian is bringing his whole Spring 2012 collection for an exclusive show. If you never had a chance to visit the tents during New York Fashion Week, this is your opportunity, and you don’t even have to leave DC! In addition, as it always happens on Pink Jams! events, you’ll hear live music, this time  by Charm City Devils. Needless to say, the event will sell out well in advance, so don’t postpone buying your tickets! There are still some front row seats available, for which you have to contact Pink Jams! directly, second row sells for $250 per seat and price decreases to $125 for seat at the stadium. General admission (standing) is $90 and includes hors d’oeuvres with full 4-hour open bar and access to after-party, not to mention the show itself. Buy tickets HERE.

What: Pink Rocks the Runway

When: October 21, 2011

7-10 p.m.

Where:

Ronald Reagan Bldg And International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
 

DRESSED – “The best art comes from pain” (c) Nary Manivong

08 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Bethesda Row Landmark Cinema welcomed a hand-picked crowd of guests for DC premiere of “Dressed” documentary on October 6. “Dressed” is an award winning film that follows acclaimed women’s ready-to-wear designer Nary Manivong on his unprecedented journey from homeless to New York Fashion Week. Originally from Laos and abandoned by parents, Nary from the very early age had to face incredibly difficult circumstances which did not break him down but gave him guts and courage to reach for his dreams.  Simon Doonan, Fern Mallis, Nanette Lepore, Lynn Yaeger and other fashion figures are featured in the movie. Despite common thought that fashion business is very glamorous, they all agree on that it is very competitive and butchery industry. After first 2 years, 80% of designers are out of business. It is never pure luck if you make it, although one can not overestimate its role in the industry. Nary, who started from subzero base, thanks to his unbelievable passion and commitment, and ability to overcome his own fears and failures, now has his own line. In addition, he now collaborates with Ally Hillfiger on “NAHM” line, reinventing shirtdresses. NAHM stands for their combined initials (Nary-Ally-Hillfiger-Manivong) and also means “water” in Laos.

After the screening in Bethesda Row, Nary and director of the movie David Swajeski were interviewed by Kate Bennett of Capitol File magazine. Followed, anxious viewers took turns asking questions (and have been rewarded for them with soundtrack CDs!). The afterparty was held at Jaleo Bethesda, where guests mingled and were profusely fed and suffused.

Nary, who once was very shy to people and сonfessed in the film that communication is not his strongest skill, now admitted that his friends helped him to open up and it actually moved his business a lot. Asked if he is going to make clothes for men, too, “Not yet, maybe in the future”, – he replied.

Enjoy some pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery.

Nary with the poster in Jaleo

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Topaz and Rouge celebrating new looks

20 Sep

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Kimpton Hotels Topaz and Rouge celebrated their makeovers on Wednesday, September 14th. Invite-only guests had the opportunity to stamp their “passports” as they visited the destinations a.k.a. rooms in both hotels, in order to win new iPad, iPhone or iHome. Just for hour and a half in each, you could transition from chill, fresh look of Topaz to deep, sexy and warm Rouge. Enjoy the pictures from the second.

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Giving is always in fashion by “W” of Worth in L2

30 Aug

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

As a side event to support 5th Annual fall fashion show in Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, Eileen Nelson (of Worth) and yours truly (of DressHopper) hosted a benefit trunk show in L2 on August 25. Beautiful models showcased fall and winter pieces of W by Worth line, and several local photographers had their art displayed on the walls. 100% of door proceeds, 10% of sales and selected percentage of photography sales benefited St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Enjoy some pictures here and don’t forget to visit whole gallery.

Models Tiffany Henschel, Sasha Hailey, Audrey Layendecker

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Giving is always in fashion trunk show

18 Aug

Can you imagine anything worse than pediatric cancer?

Join us on fabulous W by Worth Fall 2011 trunk show and multiple artist art/photography exhibit, all at once! Proceeds benefit St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital – most trusted charity in the Nation, the place, where no family is turned away because of inability to pay for their child’s treatment.

Enjoy watching our gorgeous models showcasing the pieces, try them on yourself,… and make your wardrobe ready for windy and chilly fall. Plus, browse fashionable art and photos all around the place. Light snacks and specialty cocktails, as well as energizing music will help you enjoy your evening even more.

Please come and bring your friends!
$10 cover at the door (100% proceeds benefit the organization)
Cash or checks only, please

Preview the collection: http://www.worthw.com/

Artists/photographers participating:
Dominique Fierro 
Phil Kogan
Samira Georgi
Antony Brice
Arnab Kar

If you can’t attend, but still wish to support St.Jude Hospital, please make your donation online here: http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp

R.S.V.P. and media inquiries: me@shutterbloom.com

 

Cocktail 101 attire by April

29 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

April Jones Firoozabadi of My DC Style hosted another event of “Women of Good Taste” series. This time “Cocktail 101 attire” was the theme. Guests gathered on the patio of  “J&G Steakhouse” of W Hotel to see the latest trends and styles to wear in the evening, received tips of how to mix, match and revamp the look. April showed guests dresses and blouses&skirts from several local boutiques, demonstrated how you can embellish the look with appropriate jewelry (when you should), provided by Stella&Dot. Weather was surprisingly pleasant to let the guests enjoy cocktails under open sky, as well as appetizers and desserts. Swag bags from “The Dandelion patch” also had variety of coupons to the boutiques represented at the showcase.

Enjoy the pictures.

Vibrant colors are very in!

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